HP Notebook 15 (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD Touchscreen/8th Gen Intel Core i7 8550U/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10/Intel UHD Graphics 620)
- CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8550U | 4 Core | 8 Thread | 8MB of Total L3 Cache | 1.8 GHz | 4 GHz
- RAM: 16GB of RAM | Dual Channel
- Storage: 512GB SSD |
- GPU: Integrated | Intel UHD Graphics 620
- Display: 15.6 Inches | Touchscreen | FHD (1920 x 1080) | 60 Hz
- Operating System:Windows 10
- Other Features: Keyboard: Chicklet Style | Weight: Additional Features: Touchscreen
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CPU: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U
The Intel Core i7-8550U is a High-end processor for thin and light/2 in 1 laptop. The quad-core processor comes with 8 Threads and is based on Kaby Lake R Architecture. The 8550U has a base clock of 1.8 GHz and the clock speed can be turbo boosted to up to 4.0 GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Intel has specified a TDP of 15 watts, therefore with the i7 8550U, you can expect a good battery life. However, depending on the use case, TDP can vary between 10 Watts and 25 Watts.
The Intel Core i7-8550U is almost as powerful as the i7-7700Hq which has a TDP of 35 Watts. On the other hand, it is about 5 percent faster than the i5 8250U.
The Intel UHD Graphics 620 has 24 graphical units. It is based on Gen. 9.5 architecture based on a 14 nm manufacturing process. It can support 4K at 60Hz with a peak resolution support of 4096×2304 pixels and it can support up to a maximum of three displays with this graphics processor.
When it comes the day to day tasks it is very capable of handling most of them however when it comes to much heavier workloads such a 3D rendering the UHD graphics 620 is not a good solution.
How is the HP Notebook 15 for Gaming?
The Intel UHD should be able to handle most modern games that are not very graphic demanding such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Minecraft, CS: GO, GTA 5, and Fortnite. But consider this it only has 5 percent of the benchmark performance when compared with industry-leading Nvidia RTX 3090. The other limitations here include the 60Hz refresh rate and (1920×1080) resolution. *These benchmarks are for the Intel UHD graphics.
- Low ( 720p): 42 FPS
- Mid ( 1080p): 10 FPS
- High ( 1080p): 9 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 5 FPS
PUBG ( PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)
- Low( 720p): 26 FPS
- Mid ( 1080p): 14 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 11 FPS
- Low (768p): 40 FPS
- Mid (768p): 32 FPS
- High (1080p): 4 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 3 FPS
CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
- Low (768p): 60 FPS
- Mid (768p): 60 FPS
- High (768p): 60 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 39 FPS
League of Legends
- Low (720p): 60 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 60 FPS
- High (1080p): 59 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 52 FPS
- Low (768p): 39 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 26 FPS
- High (1080p): 15 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 8 FPS
- Low (768p): 17 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 4 FPS
- High (1080p): 2 FPS
Specification: HP Notebook 15 (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD Touchscreen/8th Gen Intel Core i7 8550U/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10/Intel UHD Graphics 620)